In the middle of this heatwave we’re having in the UK it seems a bit perverse to post a snowy scene, but I’ve a small backlog which must be blogged, so my apologies.

This scene was made after I’d been for a run along a track I know very well. I used my impressions of the view, rather than an accurate recording. The aim was to have a little experiment with my Dr PH Martin’s inks, using a coffee stain ground. I wasn’t sure what paper I wanted, and ended up on some textured acrylic paper which gave me plenty of opportunity to move the pigment around. I’m not a coffee drinker, and found the smell of the coffee very off-putting. I think I’ll use tea (which I also don’t drink, but which I think smells nicer) next time. I quite like the effect though.

More background was added in blue with water on a big brush. From then on it was all mark-making starting with a sepia fineliner and then adding sepia ink with a small stick,Β  a brush, and finally my fingers.

Running track ink

This picture was pure escapism and experiment. I’m not sure it entirely works, but what does that matter?

15 thoughts on “Inappropriate

  1. Works for me! We just had 3 days over 90f, here in the US…. I was not a happy English Girl, I can tell you!! and I have been known to paint snow under such conditions, so I know the feeling! πŸ™‚

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  2. It has such an edgy, immediate feel, the way days like that are–half-melting, half-frozen, ground exposed, snow clinging on. I really really like this piece (of course, I’m a Winter person, so you can give me all the Winter you wish, hahahaha)

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  3. Snow and a pathway – it’s a yes from me! It does have, as Lance says, that essence of in-between, when the snow is starting to melt and those marks coming through. Looks like it was fun too! πŸ™‚

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